Quality

Trends to Watch: Population Health Initiatives May Be Declining

Key Takeaways: A recent survey of healthcare leaders suggests significant disparities exist between how hospitals view the importance of population health and how they are approaching it. Out of 500 healthcare leaders, 99% of respondents believed that population health initiatives will yield financial benefits in the future. Only 10% of those engaged in risk-based agreements …

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Identifying Preventable Patient Health Issues

Key Takeaways: Data-rich rounding processes can be used to improve patient safety, decrease mortality and reduce LOS for chronically ill patients in an ICU environment. The new model called Leadership, Ownership, Transformation, Unity and Sustainability (LOTUS) identifies factors which can reduce ICU admissions. The LOTUS model was recently developed at a 250-bed hospital which had …

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Population Health: Trends to Watch “If We Ignore the Consumer, It Will Be at Our Peril”

Key Takeaways: Consumer satisfaction has been identified as one of the key trends to watch in 2019. “If we ignore the consumer, it will be at our peril.” For the most part, people are familiar with the idea of ‘voting with your wallet’. We choose to do business with organizations we deem worthy of supporting. …

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Impact Of Value-Based Programs On Acute Care Hospitals

Six Steps to Addressing the Social Determinants of Healthcare

As the focus of healthcare continues to evolve with the industry itself, preventative care has risen to the forefront of the industry. While clinicians aim to educate patients on how best to achieve and maintain proper health, significant disparities in the level of health education that is available to different socio-economic groups still remain. Unfortunately, …

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Patient Safety: How Mock Surveys Can Help Reduce Errors

Key takeaways: A study by the British Medical Journal found that over 9.5% of deaths are caused by medical errors making it the third leading cause of death in the United States1. Mock surveys offer opportunity to streamline workflow, gain consensus on protocols, ensure standardization in patient care, and promote a safe clinical environment.  As …

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Make your Hospital Design Work for You

In recent years, quality care and work-flow efficiency have become major talking points for hospitals across the country. Because of this, recent attention has been given to things like combatting nurse attrition and improving quality of care in order to reduce readmissions. However, one key contributing factor for both of those issues is the physical …

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Three Healthcare Trends That Will Shape 2019

In 2018, one of the major industry trends we saw in healthcare was the continuous growth of healthcare costs and the pressure healthcare providers are experiencing as a result. As hospitals continue to address the financial pressures of the current environment, three key components have emerged as continued trends for 2019. Although they may not …

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The Quadruple Aim: Using Risk Stratification to Support Population Health

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, technology is changing at such a rapid pace that it is often difficult to keep up with its ever-changing applications. One way in which technology has had a tremendous impact is in regard to patient populations. As data analytics continue to evolve, we also continue to gain better insight …

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Why Clinician Experience Might Impact Organizational Performance More Than You Think

Change is never easy, especially when it involves large organizations transforming their operational strategies or cost structures. As many health systems continue to modify their practices to adjust to value-based care, the quadruple aim has proven itself a useful tool to help guide strategy in a way that allows them to enhance patient experience and …

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12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Quality Care Game

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has proven itself as a key resource as hospitals seek to enhance their clinical decision making in a way that allows them to provide high quality care in a way that is still affordable to patients and payers alike. And while the clinical applications may seem like something from a sci-fi …

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